Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem will launch on 3DS in the first half of 2013.
Nintendo announced the news during its Nintendo Direct conference in Japan.
Satoru Shibata, apologised for the lengthy development, but explained that Nintendo just wanted to ensure their quality.
“In order to provide the best end result and give fans the quality they expect from Nintendo, we can confirm today these two titles will now be launching in Europe in the first half of 2013,” said the Nintendo Europe boss.
“We are sorry you will have to wait a little longer but we hope you understand our desire to ultimately deliver a game fans will love.”
Fire Emblem: Awakening will include StreetPass and SpotPass functions, giving interaction between players and access to new downloadable content. StreetPass will be used to collect your friends’ characters.
Animal Crossing 3DS meanwhile, allows you to play as the mayor, while also including a greater choice of character customisation options. The game will also make use of StreetPass features which will allow you to exchange designs with other players.